Maggie DeMay

Rookie (Angie, Louisiana)

No One Remembers - Poem by Maggie DeMay

No one remembers the soldier
once a hero
now
another old warrior
telling stories in the corridors
of the VA
waiting for their doctors

A timeline carved in flesh
generation by generation
WWI
WWII
Korea
Vietnam
Desert Storm
Bosnia
Afganistan
Iraq

Bodi es and minds mangled
scars visible
or hidden deep within
missing limbs
missing lives
missing time

Days fade into dusk
the old ones pass on
flags drape coffins
of the dead going home
soldier do
what soldiers always have done
and when it's all over
nobody mourns


Comments about No One Remembers by Maggie DeMay

  • (4/18/2006 12:45:00 AM)


    We have been involved in so many wars, we have seen so much death that we have put it all in the back of our minds. You are right. However, my heroes are the ones that have fought. I honor them by keeping my flag at half- mast. It is a small token indeed, but I do try to honor them! Your poem has really got me thinking! This is a ten. God bless the American Veteran! ! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 17, 2006



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